Month: February 2014

Message To Your Parents

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We aren’t like you, we don’t live in the same world. To them it’s really simple: “to have a descent life you need to go to school, get a degree and work your but off for the next 30 years”. This way of life doesn’t work in this age, I’ve developed a “theory” about this so bear with me:

I suppose that our parent’s (and their parent’s) had such excitement in their days that they want for us a more peaceful life. I don’t mean by excitement staying late partying or having some great adventures, I’m talking about wars (WWII, Vietnam, the cold war…) and economical depression. This is the main reason, in my modest opinion, that would make them pressure us to go for the nice life some would call it the “boring” life.

We all know how fast the world is, companies want fast and efficient employees. However if we look at some of history’s most successful men, you might notice that they have something in common: Muhammad, Jesus, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, Princess Diana … they all didn’t go or dropped out of school but weren’t they successful.

Don’t get me wrong I believe you need an education but I don’t think that you need school to get it. So what I want to say is “dear parents, this is a new age with new opportunities and challenges that don’t necessarily require us to have degree”.

NB: Don’t go out saying “they dropped out, so should I”, the truth is that they had visions and ideas that changed the world. One thing you can take from them is the courage to follow your dreams (I know it’s kind of cheese, but so is most truths).

Sex Makes you smarter ?

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A recent study of University of Maryland found out that sex doesn’t only gives you that sweet feeling, but it also can makes you smarter. Before you get on a sex extravaganza, here’s what psychologists from the University of Maryland are saying:

“The latest research, conducted on mice, found that love-making greatly increased the creation of neurons located within the hippocampus, an area of the brain that is responsible for the formation of long-term memory. And stopping the mice from having sex led to a fall-off in their intelligence. We discovered that even though there had been the production of new neurons, the cognitive abilities acquired during the experiment decreased once the mice were subjected to long periods without sexual activity. Increased sexual activity floods an individual’s brain cells with oxygen, they noted. Neurons are a specialized type of cell which make up the basic building blocks of the nervous system.”

If we dig in the history of the world’s “smartest” people we can find some truth to this study.

Albert Einstein, Time magazine’s man of the century and one of the most legendary physicists of our planet. Didn’t spend all of his time in class room or working on his theorys’; he had more than his faire chair chasing tail. He cheated on his wife more then 10 times, with different women. He even slept with his cousin and her daughter; also we can’t forget about him getting caught with his best friend’s daughter.

The list continues, with a lot of famous names such as: Mozart, Marie Curie, Erwin Schrodinger and even Stephen Hawking

But what i want to ask these psychologists is do they include “self love”, because you know how teenagers can be . And if so would they be the smartest people in the world.

Also a question that asks itself is why aren’t porn stars smart? We all know the amount of “exercise” they get on a daily bases.

The most important question that comes to mind, is if this study is true then should colleges add a course “having sex 101” or “201”, I sure wouldn’t be against it.

The only thing left say to our friends up in Maryland is,  keep up the good work, this kind of scientific breakthrough is what will help our species evolve.

My Facebook Struggle

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I’m bored let’s check out Facebook. No new messages, like always. Wait a minute, she’s online. Should I say hi? No let’s wait for her to do it. Come on just a simple hello to get the ball rolling. 10 minute passes and another 10 minutes. Ok let’s do it, let’s do it… it’s a simple tab on the “H” and the “I” … I can do it.

But if I start the conversation what will we talk about. School hell no. I don’t want it to be one of the “Hey. How you doing….blabla” conversations I want us to talk about something, anything. You know what, Fuck it let’s just go for it, let’s go … Oh shit she’s off line.

Oh well let’s just right about it on WordPress.

 What is above, is me every time I’m on Facebook. People only send me messages when they want something from me, it’s kind of sad. I always want to chat with them but I want them to take the initiative, I hope I’m not the only one with this “issue”.

I know that a lot people have conversation on Facebook (which is the point), but I mean real exchange not just hello, how are you, how’s the family. Or is this the only kind of conversation that exists?

Don’t get me wrong I would love to know about your family and your well being, but after all the greeting what will we talk about.

This got me thinking what is a genuine conversation on social Medias?  What do people talk about?  How much different are our conversation from those of the 90’s and 80’s?

The hell with it, I’m just going to start chating with the next person I find online or maybe the second.

The sandwich that saved my life

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It’s kind of weird story that you’ll normally see in sitcoms or comedy movies but it happened to me a couple of weeks ago.

A few days after New Year, My sister spent the day with me having some “brotherly time” when she decided to go see our grandmother. It was around 8pm and we decided to walk, our grandparents house is only 2 blocks from us. So we strolled down the street under the night stars admiring the little shops on our way.  

Fast-forward to me coming back home, I was feeling kind of hungry so I decided to go to my favorite sandwich shop. It’s a little place down an ally run by a really nice Lebanese family. I took my sandwich to go and grabbed a cab home. In the cab I had my headphones on and a sad song came on (it wasn’t really sad but it made think about my life, and we all know how deep that thought can go) it was One Republic – Counting Stars. I had my head to the window when I heard the driver talking “Why so sad champ? You gotta be happy life is short” it was kind of sweet of him. I decided to walk the rest of the way home.

Walking back I was thinking about what the cabby said, and how cheesy it was. When suddenly I dropped my sandwich, and at the exact moment that I reached down to get it a car came crashing in the street two feet in front of me, literally where I was supposed to take my next step. My hart was pounding, I looked to the driver then I Looked at the sandwich and I smiled. The driver wasn’t injured and his car wasn’t in a bad shape, he apologized and asked if I was okay.

I want back home thinking that life is really short and then I ate my hero, he tasted really good.